After 25 years of dedicated service as a United States District Judge, The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. submitted his letter of retirement to President Barack Obama on January 26, 2010. The announcement of retirement posted on the Court’s website states that Judge Farnan plans to leave his office on July 31, 2010.

Judge Farnan is highly regarded, played a pivotal role in establishing the national reputation of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for handling intellectual property and other complex litigation, and will be missed by his colleagues on the bench and practitioners.